NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer attend the Opening Night for Colin Quinn's "Red State Blue State" at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre in NYC at the Minetta Lane Theatre on January 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Audible)

People Are Attacking Amy Schumer After She Revealed Her Husband Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

Amy Schumer got candid about her usually-private relationship with husband Chris Fischer in her new Netflix special “Growing,” which dropped Tuesday.

The 37-year-old comedian and her chef beau married within months of meeting one another and are currently expecting their first child.

“I knew from the beginning that my husband’sbrain was a little different than mine,” Schumer said during the hour-long special. “My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s. He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum.”

(Autism spectrum disorder is adevelopmental disorder that affects a person’s communication and behavior, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The “spectrum” portion of the diagnosis comes into play because there is significant variation in type and severity of symptoms different people experience. )

Schumer went on to reveal that there were signs early on in their relationship, but she wasn’t bothered.

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“And once he was diagnosed, it dawnedon me how funny it was, because all of the characteristics that make it clear that he’s on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell madly in love with him,” she said. “That’s the truth.”

“He says whatever is on his mind. He keeps it so real. He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do.”

The comedian recalls Fischer’s response to a fall she had which, in retrospect, should’ve been a tipoff:

“Nine out of 10 people would go, ‘Oh my god, are you OK?'” Schumer said, explaining the incident. “Maybe more like 10 out of 10 people. Instead, my husband […] kind of froze and became a lighthouse, opening and closing his mouth.”

Best of all, Schumer says her husband’s extreme honesty and utter lack of affectation makes him a “dream man.”

“If I say to him, ‘Does this look like shit?’ He’ll go, ‘Yeah, you have a lot of other clothes. Why don’t you wear those?'” says the comedian. “But he can also make me feel more beautiful than anyone ever has in my whole life. And he can’t lie! Isn’t that the dream man?”

Schumer’s haters have taken to Twitter to attack her for her comments about her husband. These tweets by writer and editor Yashar Ali—and the many replies supporting his point—prove that, if anything, Schumer’s candid special has offered more hope than criticism to those with Autism spectrum disorders.

Schumer herself took to Instagram to share how grateful she is to Fischer for his openness.

“But thank you to my husband, Chris, who has kept me going during this pregnancy. His willingness and desire to be open with the world about himself and our marriage is courageous and beautiful,” Schumer wrote. He makes me laugh more than anyone and he laughs at me more than anyone. I am more than grateful to have found such an amazing partner and best friend. I’m shocked. I didn’t think this love was out there for me. But it was and it is, and I can’t wait to spend my life with you and our growing family.”

Schumer and Fischer’s first child is due this spring.

h/t CNN/Twitter